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Bigelow Boiler Works & Pipe Bending – New Haven, CT

A circular wooden jig used to make seals and collars for enormous boilers that fueled and heated nearly everything you can imagine leans against a wooden roof-access ladder in the attic of the Boiler Works Factory. These days, we use metal dies and jigs and probably 1/16th of the man power to accomplish similar feats. I have to say, the craftsmanship back then was more than just a trade, it was an art. Those days are now long gone.

This building is the only remaining structure from the facility where Connecticut’s two african american regiments trained for the Civil War. After the war, a local tycoon bought the property from the government and demolished all the buildings except for the administration building which he retrofitted for his factory. Now this structure and the one across the street from 1910 are slated for demolition. The only thing keeping them from being bowled over right now is the fact that Yale University is keeping the deconstructed parts of it’s historic 1910 Adee Boathouse in one of the buildings.

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